For Families

Photograph: Ismail Khokon

Play & Learn: In Gallery, At Home, & Outside!

Thank you to all our families who visitied Here, there, everywhere! workshops this May half term. All 580 of you over the 3 days, we really enjoyed your creations and catching up with you all.

Our summer workshops are every Tues, Wed & Thu, 30 July - 22 Aug, and you'll be able to book very soon! Be the first to know about our activities, join our mailing list

Our Early Years Sensory sessions are back, We are Wonderlings!

If you have a little one, bring them along to our relaxed free play, sensory sessions. Book here , limited spaces.

If you are visiting our exhibitions, then don't miss out on our Family Explorer Resources and our Sensory Bags to use around the building to support during your visit, available in reception.

Blend at Nottingham Contemporary have been working with Susie, our Play and Learn Facilitator to create the Toast Café. A fantastic sensory friendly menu for small children, suitable for a range of needs and price ranges. Click here to see the childrens menu featuring the Toast Café.

Get to know the people who run the show, our Play & Learn Team (we all know its you really!). Find out a little about them and what they get up to. Click here.

Take a look at our other activities below, or all our past ones are here, there are lots to do to keep you busy.

We'd love to hear what you think. Who knows, you could join our team of kid creatives!

Your Visit

To prepare you for your visit see our, Access and Facilities here, and Getting Here.


Entry to our exhibitions and our family activities are free.

Our Gallery Assistants are on hand to support a happy and safe environment. Please help by listening to their guidance and let them know if you need any assistance or guidance during your visit.

We ask for you not to take food and drink inside the exhibitions, however you are more than welcome to have your snacks and drinks if attending our Family Activities in The Space.

a graphic showing accessibility features with representative symbols 1. accessible toilets on the lowest floor and a changing places toilet with a changing bed 2. we can provide a wheelchair for you to borrow and accessible spaces for wheelchair users to access all parts of the building 3. portable folding stools are available for visitors to use in the galleries 4. communication cards to ask for directions or help in our building 5. step free (street level) access and lifts 6. hearing loops are fitted in our reception and in the space 7. children's and adult's ear defenders 8.exhibition notes in Arabic, Polish and Urdu 9. easy read versions and translations of our exhibition notes are available on our website and reception desk 10. coloured overlays and magnifiers are available at our reception desk. Our team are always happy to help you with your access requirements - please get in touch. Please go to the reception desk or ask our friendly gallery assistants should you require any assistance
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